Third Grade Boothbay Region History Program

The program presents the history of the region in the context of the history of the United States.  Three hour-long classroom visits focus on how people lived, what they ate and wore, where they acquired goods, or how they made their goods, and how their lives differed from our lives today.

  • First presentation: What is History, Prehistoric Boothbay through the American Revolution
  • Second presentation: 1800 to 1865
  • Third presentation: 1865 to WWII

Students are introduced to the idea of primary source research with artifacts from the BRHS collection, such as diaries, which the students can handle.  Also included are reproductions of historic artifacts which can be used in hands-on project for students.  Each presentation includes a project such as writing with a quill pen, paper-making, making a clay vessel, or book-binding.  Each student receives an activity booklet with copies of historic maps, word games, and a time-line.

This program is offered to schools free of charge.  For more information please call us from 10 am to 2 pm, Wednesday through Saturday at 207.633.0820, or mail Outreach Manager Kathy Goldner at

Bring Your Class to BRHS

A visit to the Boothbay Region Historical Society museum is the perfect activity for the end of the year.

Primary Source Research for High School Students

Minesweeper launchWe are happy to have high school students do primary source research in our archives.

The towns of Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, and Southport are the principal areas represented in the BRHS collections.

  • Photographs: More than 15,000 images, including negatives, prints, scans, glass plates, and photographic postcards. Many of these images are available for sale as reprints.
  • Newspapers: Thirteen feet of local newspapers dating from 1876 to the present.
  • History files: More than 4,500 items arranged by more than 200 topics.
  • Family files: Obituaries, genealogies, correspondence, news clippings pertaining to numerous local families.
  • Special collections: Account books, day books, logs, ledgers, diaries, and family albums dating from the 1750s to the mid-1900s.
  • Document boxes: Discrete, fairly large collections of information on families, businesses, schools, cultural organizations, and similar.
  • Oral history: Video and audio interviews with area residents.
  • Maps, surveys, nautical charts, vessel plans.
  • Boothbay and Boothbay Harbor: Town reports, vital records, and valuation records.
  • Books and periodicals: Generally secondary sources of historical information related to the region.
  • Yearbooks: Boothbay region high schools, 1934-1992.

For more information please call us from 10 am to 2 pm, Wednesday through Saturday at 207.633.0820, or mail Outreach Manager Kathy Goldner at



Open All Year

  • Thu-Sat: 10am-2pm

Admission is free.

Local historian available:

  • Wednesdays 1-3, by appt only
  • Saturdays 10-2, no appt necessary

Donations Appreciated

Contact Us:

P.O.Box 272
72 Oak Street
Boothbay Harbor,
Maine 04538
Phone: (207)633-0820